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Hackers recently stole customer contact information from the European Central Bank and attempted to use it in an extortion attempt. Meanwhile, a new search engine, called Indexeus, catalogs information about users in hacking forums and demands Bitcoins from individuals who want their data removed.

Are cyber extortion and ransomware attacks on the upswing?

Listen to our latest security slice podcast and hear Dwayne Melancon, Tim Erlin, Lamar Bailey and Craig Young discuss why we might need a Yelp! for cybercriminals, what the attackers on the European Central Bank were doing wrong and what’s behind the popularity of these cybercrimes.

 

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